Water Pipe Leak Detection

Swan’s Professional Plumbing is your local leak detection specialist in Perth. We have the latest electronic water leak detection tools, to find hidden water leaks.

The Sooner You Identify the Problem, the Less Severe the Damage

Household water leaks happen every now and again…it’s just a fact of life. And many of them, while annoying, pose little if any threat to damaging your home.

However, they still require prompt and decisive action to minimise the loss of water…it’s a natural resource we need to conserve at every turn.

Right away, you see either a small pool of water or water stains on your moulding or floor. The water stains are worse than the pool of water because that means water has seeped into your subflooring and is actively creating problems.

Signs of hidden water leaks in your property

But what about those pipe and water leaks you can’t readily see or feel? You know, things like:

  • A damp spot on a carpet over a concrete slab
  • Wet spots on ceilings or walls
  • Odour of decaying mood
  • Mould forming on walls or ceilings
  • Unusual sounds in your plumbing, like the sound of rushing water
  • Particles or sediment in your water or on your dishes that stem from a broken underground water line
  • Signs of a water leak behind your fridge from a loose or broken water line connection
  • Excessive water usage recordings on your water metre

Leak Detection Services

At Swan’s Professional Plumbing, we have the latest electronic water leak detection equipment to find hidden water leaks anywhere they might be with minimal disturbance. Whether your experience leaks behind walls, inside the ceiling, under a floor, under your yard or anywhere else water leaks may occur, we’ve got the right tools for the jobs.

More than spotting them, we can determine the extent of the problem and the probable cause, all without doing any digging and thus destroying at least part of your property.

Why choose Swan’s Professional Plumbing For Leak Detection Services

Family-friendly service Water leaks can be stressful. Therefore, you can always count on our friendly, excellent service.
Guaranteed upfront cost We don’t believe in hidden charges. We provide a full quote prior to starting any job.
Live tracking Burst pipes and water leaks require urgent attention. At Swan’s Professional Plumbing, we offer live tracking so you’ll know when we are on our way.
Free Safety Checks With our free safety checks, we can help you avoid any costly repairs in the future.
We respect your home With the latest leak detection technology, we can accurately locate the source of your leak with minimal disruption to your home.
Fully licensed & insured Rest assured all our licensed plumbers are fully licensed, insured, and fully equipped with specialised leak detection equipment.

Consequences of hidden leaks

Hidden leaks often go undetected, therefore it’s vital to maintain regular plumbing maintenance services. Even a small leak can cause big problems, including:

  • Wasting water
  • Damaging your property
  • Mould and mildew growth
  • Higher utility bills.

If you are suspecting a leak, it’s important to contact a professional plumbing company as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

Causes of water leaks

There are a few different causes of plumbing water leaks, therefore it’s important you enlist the help of a qualified plumber to pinpoint the exact cause and location. Some of the more common causes of water leaks include:

Broken or burst pipes
burst pipe
Worn or loose connections and seals
damaged pipes
Blocked drains and gutters
faulty plumbing fixtures
Faulty fixtures and fittings
loose plumbing connections
Damage to pipes
poor plumbing workmanship
Poor workmanship & Installation

Call the water leak detection experts at Swan’s Professional Plumbing!

Experiencing a water leak? Our team of licensed plumbers service both residential and commercial properties all across Perth. Don’t wait before it’s too late! Simply call us on 1300 634 581 for free quotes or request a service online.

Leak Detection FAQs

If you notice water leaks in your house, the most important thing is to call a licensed plumber, who offers a specialised leak detection service, immediately. Water leaks can cause serious damage to your home and can also lead to mould growth, so it's important to address the issue as soon as possible.

Additionally, you can take some steps to prevent further water damage until a professional arrives. For example, you can try to direct the flow of water away from your home by using buckets or towels. You should also remove any furniture or other items that may be damaged by the water. And finally, make sure to keep a close eye on the leak and call for emergency help if it starts gushing out water.

If your carpet has been soaked by a water leak, you'll need to act quickly to dry it out and prevent mould and mildew from growing. Here's what you should do:

1. If the carpet is wet, remove any excess water by blotting it with a clean towel. Do not rub or scrub the carpet, as this can damage the fibres.

2. Turn on all the fans in the room, including any ceiling fans, to help circulate air and speed up the drying process.

3. Place a dehumidifier in the room and set it to its highest setting. Check it frequently to empty the water collection tank.

4. If all else fails, you may want to consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner for a deep clean.

After a water leak, the best way to dry a wooden floor is to use a wet vacuum cleaner. This will suck up all the water and moisture from the floor. You can also use fans to help speed up the drying process. Make sure that you keep the fans blowing on the wet area so that it dries quickly. If there is any standing water on the floor, use a mop to soak it up. Once all of the water has been removed, use a broom to sweep up any remaining dirt or debris. Be sure to dry out any areas under furniture or in closets where water may have seeped in. Let your floor air out for a few days before walking on it or putting furniture back in place.

Determining who is responsible for the water bill during a water leak depends on the exact location of the leak. If it is located on your property, you are responsible for all associated costs, including calling a plumber. If the water leak is roadside, then the bill is the responsibility of Water Corporation and you must report it straight away.

For smaller leaks, it may be possible to slow or provide a temporary fix until a plumber can come out and look at it. You could try using products from hardware stores such as pipe clamps, epoxy compounds or tape. However, if the leak is significant, we recommend switching off your water mains until a plumber can carry out the repair with specialised equipment.  

If you're trying to pinpoint a leak in your home or property, there are a few ways you can go about this. One way is to look for any signs of water damage, such as stains on walls or ceilings, or warping of floorboards. Another way is to listen for any dripping or rushing sounds that could indicate where the leak is coming from. If you suspect that there may be a water leak somewhere in your house, it's important to take action right away in order to prevent further damage.

A water leak can lose hundreds of litres of water a day, depending on the severity of the leak and where it is. In saying that, even the smallest of leaks such as a dripping tap, may not appear to be leaking much water. However, over time, every little bit adds up!

Leaks can happen anywhere in your home, from toilets and faucets to pipes and drains. The harder it is to find the source of the leak, the more water you could be losing without even knowing it. That's why it's important to check your plumbing regularly for leaks and fix them as soon as possible.

If you do find a water leak in your home, be sure to turn off the main water supply until the leak is fixed. Not only will this save you money on your water bill, but it will also help prevent further damage to your home.

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Swan’s Professional Plumbing offers great, on-time service and value when you need a plumber across Perth and the Peel region. Get in touch today.